Counselling in Johnstone

Photo of Dianne Foy, Counsellor in Johnstone, Scotland
Dianne Foy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Johnstone PA6
Not accepting new clients
There are many reasons why someone will seek counselling. Major life changes, even positive ones, can disrupt the balance of everyday life and impact our mental health. Traumas and experiences from our past can intrude on our peace of mind in the present. Bereavement and loss, illness and disability, relationship and work issues can affect our ability to function. Sometimes it feels like we have limited choices and we are unsure of where to turn to for support. Person-centred counselling is a safe and confidential space where you can be yourself and share what is troubling you.
There are many reasons why someone will seek counselling. Major life changes, even positive ones, can disrupt the balance of everyday life and impact our mental health. Traumas and experiences from our past can intrude on our peace of mind in the present. Bereavement and loss, illness and disability, relationship and work issues can affect our ability to function. Sometimes it feels like we have limited choices and we are unsure of where to turn to for support. Person-centred counselling is a safe and confidential space where you can be yourself and share what is troubling you.
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Jess Hoar
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Johnstone PA5  (Online Only)
Hello, I provide individual, couple, and multi-partner psychosexual and relationship therapy. Most people will experience changes, challenges and difficulties connected to intimacy at some point in their life. My role is to support you through this process to work towards more fulfilling intimacy and relationships. Psychosexual and relationship therapy provides a space to explore your sexual self, your relationships, and how things could change in a supportive and compassionate environment. I believe in a sex positive, empowering framework which recognises the diversity of human sexual expression.
Hello, I provide individual, couple, and multi-partner psychosexual and relationship therapy. Most people will experience changes, challenges and difficulties connected to intimacy at some point in their life. My role is to support you through this process to work towards more fulfilling intimacy and relationships. Psychosexual and relationship therapy provides a space to explore your sexual self, your relationships, and how things could change in a supportive and compassionate environment. I believe in a sex positive, empowering framework which recognises the diversity of human sexual expression.
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Photo of Alison McAuley, Counsellor in Johnstone, Scotland
Alison McAuley
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Johnstone PA5
I am a qualified Counsellor and Hypnotherapist working in-person from my office in Paisley or oneline throughout the UK. I work alongside you on building mutual trust, respect in the therapy room to explore what is the most important issues for you. I am sensitive to the needs of each individual, and we will work at a pace that suits you best. I offer a safe and welcoming space to work to understand your feelings, to be heard and understood. Listen to your experiences and guide you through the healing process. I believe that you are the expert in your life and my role is providing a safe space to explore this.
I am a qualified Counsellor and Hypnotherapist working in-person from my office in Paisley or oneline throughout the UK. I work alongside you on building mutual trust, respect in the therapy room to explore what is the most important issues for you. I am sensitive to the needs of each individual, and we will work at a pace that suits you best. I offer a safe and welcoming space to work to understand your feelings, to be heard and understood. Listen to your experiences and guide you through the healing process. I believe that you are the expert in your life and my role is providing a safe space to explore this.
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Photo of Jennifer Krysta Slann, Psychotherapist in Johnstone, Scotland
Jennifer Krysta Slann
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Johnstone PA5
My name is Jennifer, I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist based in Renfrewshire. I was born in Australia but have lived in Scotland for 6 years. I work with clients starting from 13 years old who are experiencing mental health difficulties. I work with clients who are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and depression (including specific disorders like OCD, health anxiety, social anxiety etc.) and have experience delivering trauma focussed CBT. My clients work towards specific, unique goals and tend to have between 6-12 sessions with me (occasionally more sessions, particularly if we are working with trauma).
My name is Jennifer, I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist based in Renfrewshire. I was born in Australia but have lived in Scotland for 6 years. I work with clients starting from 13 years old who are experiencing mental health difficulties. I work with clients who are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety and depression (including specific disorders like OCD, health anxiety, social anxiety etc.) and have experience delivering trauma focussed CBT. My clients work towards specific, unique goals and tend to have between 6-12 sessions with me (occasionally more sessions, particularly if we are working with trauma).
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Photo of Debbie Guild, Counsellor in Johnstone, Scotland
Debbie Guild
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Johnstone PA5
Whatever your reason for seeking counselling; abuse, anxiety, overthinking, self-esteem, work or relationship issues, to name but a few, you're probably looking for something to change. Counselling offers you a different kind of relationship, one where you can open up, explore and reassess current or historic issues which may be holding you back. With greater understanding comes greater resilience and self-empowerment, which can enable you to make the changes you want in order to enjoy your life more fully. That life can be hard is a fact. That we have to face challenging times alone is not. Get in touch and start that change!
Whatever your reason for seeking counselling; abuse, anxiety, overthinking, self-esteem, work or relationship issues, to name but a few, you're probably looking for something to change. Counselling offers you a different kind of relationship, one where you can open up, explore and reassess current or historic issues which may be holding you back. With greater understanding comes greater resilience and self-empowerment, which can enable you to make the changes you want in order to enjoy your life more fully. That life can be hard is a fact. That we have to face challenging times alone is not. Get in touch and start that change!
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Photo of Cindy Knapton CBT, Psychotherapist in Johnstone, Scotland
Cindy Knapton CBT
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Johnstone PA5  (Online Only)
Sometimes life is overwhelming and we don't have all the answers. Stressful events can cause negative thoughts and anxiety which keep you on edge and impact sleep. To cope, you may try really hard to fix things, please others, or avoid activities and settings you previously enjoyed, as it all seems too much. This keeps us stuck in a vicious cycle, which is just exhausting. The good news is that CBT can help. By understanding your experience, you can learn achievable coping strategies that work for you. This means you can feel more in control, manage difficult emotions and get back to being you.
Sometimes life is overwhelming and we don't have all the answers. Stressful events can cause negative thoughts and anxiety which keep you on edge and impact sleep. To cope, you may try really hard to fix things, please others, or avoid activities and settings you previously enjoyed, as it all seems too much. This keeps us stuck in a vicious cycle, which is just exhausting. The good news is that CBT can help. By understanding your experience, you can learn achievable coping strategies that work for you. This means you can feel more in control, manage difficult emotions and get back to being you.
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Photo of Dr Emma Darroch (Currently Unavailable), Psychologist in Johnstone, Scotland
Dr Emma Darroch (Currently Unavailable)
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Johnstone PA10
No matter what you are going through, I am here to listen and to help. Life can be truly difficult at times and I am passionate about empowering people to work through its challenges. Whether you feel that you need a supportive space to talk, want to learn coping strategies for your difficulties and life's challenges so that you are not held back in achieving what you want from life, or are looking to work through traumatic experiences, my aim is to help you find a way forward that best suits you. I have broad experience working with diverse mental health concerns & across various settings Testimonials: www.mindsetmattersuk.com
No matter what you are going through, I am here to listen and to help. Life can be truly difficult at times and I am passionate about empowering people to work through its challenges. Whether you feel that you need a supportive space to talk, want to learn coping strategies for your difficulties and life's challenges so that you are not held back in achieving what you want from life, or are looking to work through traumatic experiences, my aim is to help you find a way forward that best suits you. I have broad experience working with diverse mental health concerns & across various settings Testimonials: www.mindsetmattersuk.com
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Photo of Michelle Dickie Mbacp, Counsellor in Johnstone, Scotland
Michelle Dickie Mbacp
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Johnstone PA10
Hi my name is michelle and I am aware Choosing to start therapy can often feel daunting and terrifying.  I understand this journey, both from a personal and from a theoretical perspective. So, I just want to say thank you for putting yourself out there, even know you may have feelings of apprehension. 
Hi my name is michelle and I am aware Choosing to start therapy can often feel daunting and terrifying.  I understand this journey, both from a personal and from a theoretical perspective. So, I just want to say thank you for putting yourself out there, even know you may have feelings of apprehension. 
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Photo of Derek Milroy, Psychotherapist in Johnstone, Scotland
Derek Milroy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Johnstone PA10
It's tough opening up to someone but we, via the therapeutical alliance, can create a safe space of trust where there is confidentiality, no judgment and that the client feels comfortable sharing. Here are some testimonials from previous clients for you to ponder: Social anxiety- My gran nearly fainted when she saw me ask someone who works in a shop a question, something I've never done in my life before. Grief- My therapist has helped me as I was feeling lonely and it cheered me and made me realise that I do have a future by myself with friends and family to support me. Low self esteem- I've realised I'm stronger than I thought.
It's tough opening up to someone but we, via the therapeutical alliance, can create a safe space of trust where there is confidentiality, no judgment and that the client feels comfortable sharing. Here are some testimonials from previous clients for you to ponder: Social anxiety- My gran nearly fainted when she saw me ask someone who works in a shop a question, something I've never done in my life before. Grief- My therapist has helped me as I was feeling lonely and it cheered me and made me realise that I do have a future by myself with friends and family to support me. Low self esteem- I've realised I'm stronger than I thought.
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Photo of Nicola Downie, Counsellor in Johnstone, Scotland
Nicola Downie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Johnstone PA5  (Online Only)
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Lazare Counselling, Counsellor in Johnstone, Scotland
Lazare Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G46
I understand that this may seem very daunting and perhaps overwhelming as you seek help from a professional.  I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor.  This is a client focused therapy that offers a space to talk and explore as we work together through your challenges and experiences.  I offer face to face counselling in a safe, empathic, confidential and peaceful space. If you prefer to be in the comfort of your home, we can work together remotely. The facility offers free parking and is easily accessed from the M77.
I understand that this may seem very daunting and perhaps overwhelming as you seek help from a professional.  I am a qualified Person Centred Counsellor.  This is a client focused therapy that offers a space to talk and explore as we work together through your challenges and experiences.  I offer face to face counselling in a safe, empathic, confidential and peaceful space. If you prefer to be in the comfort of your home, we can work together remotely. The facility offers free parking and is easily accessed from the M77.
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Photo of All Seasons Therapy, Psychotherapist in Johnstone, Scotland
All Seasons Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G61
Having gone through some of my own personal struggles, I know how important it is to have someone listen. To be able to vocalise your thoughts without any fear of judgment. Sometimes it can feel like the end of the road with no-where else to turn. It can feel like there is no hope left. Negative thoughts seem to go round and round in your head. This is the time to reach out and let someone help you. I aim to provide a safe and confidential space to work through issues and will use other evidenced based therapeutic approaches to suit individual needs, such as compassion focused therapy and mindfulness. ​
Having gone through some of my own personal struggles, I know how important it is to have someone listen. To be able to vocalise your thoughts without any fear of judgment. Sometimes it can feel like the end of the road with no-where else to turn. It can feel like there is no hope left. Negative thoughts seem to go round and round in your head. This is the time to reach out and let someone help you. I aim to provide a safe and confidential space to work through issues and will use other evidenced based therapeutic approaches to suit individual needs, such as compassion focused therapy and mindfulness. ​
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Photo of Elvira Kesoglou, Psychotherapist in Johnstone, Scotland
Elvira Kesoglou
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Paisley PA3  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I understand that it is not always easy to express our worries with those around us. There are times we feel overwhelmed, unable to manage difficulties in our lives, and thus finding ourselves needing a safe space to explore our feelings and thoughts, be heard, and understood. There is no shame in getting help so thank you for taking care of yourself and your mental health by seeking therapy.
I understand that it is not always easy to express our worries with those around us. There are times we feel overwhelmed, unable to manage difficulties in our lives, and thus finding ourselves needing a safe space to explore our feelings and thoughts, be heard, and understood. There is no shame in getting help so thank you for taking care of yourself and your mental health by seeking therapy.
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Photo of Vicki Allen, Psychotherapist in Johnstone, Scotland
Vicki Allen
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Paisley PA1
I have a particular interest in working with people with relationship problems, including their relationship with their self and, with their own emotions and emotional regulation. This can manifest as social anxiety, with an underlying sense of not being good enough or being odd/not fitting in with other people and society’s expectations. If you struggle with your own identity - not knowing your own likes/dislikes/values (sometimes called codependency), then get in touch. We can explore together what gets in the way of you knowing (and accepting) the real you.
I have a particular interest in working with people with relationship problems, including their relationship with their self and, with their own emotions and emotional regulation. This can manifest as social anxiety, with an underlying sense of not being good enough or being odd/not fitting in with other people and society’s expectations. If you struggle with your own identity - not knowing your own likes/dislikes/values (sometimes called codependency), then get in touch. We can explore together what gets in the way of you knowing (and accepting) the real you.
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Photo of Dr Craig Dunn, Psychologist in Johnstone, Scotland
Dr Craig Dunn
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Paisley PA1
Hello and thank you for looking into my profile. It can be challenging finding the right therapist amidst a sea of warm faces and shiny profiles full of experience. However, I firmly believe that like any relationship, the therapeutic one needs to feel like a 'good fit' too. This outlook forms the ethos of my therapy practice as a counselling psychologist where I work in collaboration with a client to bring change through the healing properties of a relationship. It is my belief that a supportive, accepting relationship allows for deeper self exploration and long-lasting change.
Hello and thank you for looking into my profile. It can be challenging finding the right therapist amidst a sea of warm faces and shiny profiles full of experience. However, I firmly believe that like any relationship, the therapeutic one needs to feel like a 'good fit' too. This outlook forms the ethos of my therapy practice as a counselling psychologist where I work in collaboration with a client to bring change through the healing properties of a relationship. It is my belief that a supportive, accepting relationship allows for deeper self exploration and long-lasting change.
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Photo of GMQ Counselling, Counsellor in Johnstone, Scotland
GMQ Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Paisley PA1
Face to Face, Online and Telephone Counselling to fit around your availability. Individual counselling sessions: Standard fee for the first session is £25 then £55 per hour thereafter (concessionary rates negotiable). I also offer a free initial telephone consultation which lasts around 15 minutes to find out more about you and to assess what is best for you and your availability.
Face to Face, Online and Telephone Counselling to fit around your availability. Individual counselling sessions: Standard fee for the first session is £25 then £55 per hour thereafter (concessionary rates negotiable). I also offer a free initial telephone consultation which lasts around 15 minutes to find out more about you and to assess what is best for you and your availability.
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Photo of Jane Danielle Davidson, Counsellor in Johnstone, Scotland
Jane Danielle Davidson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Glasgow G77
Hi my name is Jane and I am a fully accredited counsellor with The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP accred) and registered independent counsellor United Kingdom Register of counsellors. Ive been working with people since the 80s but started offering counselling from 1999. I have worked within the NHS, as a therapist , and I run a private practise, in newton mearns. I have now retired from the NHS , after over 20years of offering therapy. I have also taught counselling within some university courses . I offer counselling for individuals, couples and clinical supervision for students and counsellors
Hi my name is Jane and I am a fully accredited counsellor with The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP accred) and registered independent counsellor United Kingdom Register of counsellors. Ive been working with people since the 80s but started offering counselling from 1999. I have worked within the NHS, as a therapist , and I run a private practise, in newton mearns. I have now retired from the NHS , after over 20years of offering therapy. I have also taught counselling within some university courses . I offer counselling for individuals, couples and clinical supervision for students and counsellors
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Photo of Deborah Lennox in Johnstone, Scotland
Deborah Lennox
Verified Verified
Renfrew PA4  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to my profile. I'm Debbie a fully qualified CBT therapist based in Glasgow. I offer compassionate, non-judgmental and tailored online sessions to help individuals overcome a range of mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, issues relating to low self esteem and body image concerns. I have a passion for working with neurodivergent individuals.
Hello and welcome to my profile. I'm Debbie a fully qualified CBT therapist based in Glasgow. I offer compassionate, non-judgmental and tailored online sessions to help individuals overcome a range of mental health challenges including anxiety, depression, issues relating to low self esteem and body image concerns. I have a passion for working with neurodivergent individuals.
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Photo of Sharon Joyce, Psychotherapist in Johnstone, Scotland
Sharon Joyce
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Glasgow G77
As a practitioner with over 25 years experience I use the latest evidence-informed therapies gaining additional qualifications at Strathclyde University in 2022 now achieving status as counsellor and person-centred psychotherapist fully registered with BACP in addition to my fully qualified registration SSSC since my qualification in 1997. I am a registered member of BACP, COSCA and SSSC. I adhere to their policies and procedures and comply with the ethical framework for practice. This includes ongoing professional development, supervision and complainFees available on request. Supervision, BACP and SSSC regulations applied.
As a practitioner with over 25 years experience I use the latest evidence-informed therapies gaining additional qualifications at Strathclyde University in 2022 now achieving status as counsellor and person-centred psychotherapist fully registered with BACP in addition to my fully qualified registration SSSC since my qualification in 1997. I am a registered member of BACP, COSCA and SSSC. I adhere to their policies and procedures and comply with the ethical framework for practice. This includes ongoing professional development, supervision and complainFees available on request. Supervision, BACP and SSSC regulations applied.
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Photo of Dr Stone - Elevate, Psychologist in Johnstone, Scotland
Dr Stone - Elevate
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Glasgow G61  (Online Only)
You deserve the highest quality mental health care for whatever challenges you’re facing. I provide holistic, psychological therapy and life coaching that furthers your development and growth. With a specialism in trauma, I aid my clients’ recovery from their experiences. I help my clients realise, achieve, and even surpass their identified goals. I want to help you reach your fullest possible potential and recognise your values and your strengths. My clients feel seen and heard by someone who genuinely cares and listens. My goal is to get to the root of your challenges and work in-depth to resolve them with lasting impact.
You deserve the highest quality mental health care for whatever challenges you’re facing. I provide holistic, psychological therapy and life coaching that furthers your development and growth. With a specialism in trauma, I aid my clients’ recovery from their experiences. I help my clients realise, achieve, and even surpass their identified goals. I want to help you reach your fullest possible potential and recognise your values and your strengths. My clients feel seen and heard by someone who genuinely cares and listens. My goal is to get to the root of your challenges and work in-depth to resolve them with lasting impact.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Johnstone

10+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Johnstone who prioritize treating:

80% Depression
80% Anxiety
70% Sleep or Insomnia
70% Coping Skills
70% Self Esteem
70% Stress
60% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
50% Aetna
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in Johnstone see their clients

70% In Person and Online
30% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Johnstone?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.